word choice process (was: Announcement Follow-up)
|From:||Wade, Guy <guy.wade@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 3, 2001, 20:09|
Very interesting. How did you come to choose those words? For that matter,
how does anyone choose their words? For me, I try to associate a feeling
with the word, though I guess in 'real life,' it may be the other way
around, I don't know. In Canotaea, 'morning' is iánna (similar to your
iáwós!) because I imagined the first speakers of the language uttering those
sounds in wonder (ObTolkienInfluence, I seem to remember the elves doing the
same thing when they first awoke, correct me if I'm wrong).
> I marked out a lot of Hadwan emotion words a while back...
> these are closest
> to happiness:
> bioiós /BjU"ju:s/
> Closer to "satisfaction", really... the enjoyment you get
> from having
> done something right.
> iáwós /jQ:"wu:s/
> Don't know any word for this... probably "awe" or "wonder"..
> prototypically it's the feeling of having experienced a miracle.
> hilashá /hIlA"SQ:/
> Happiness, but closer to 'contentment' -- being free of want.
> hmíiá /xmi:"jQ:/
> Literally "laughter".
> cirfós /tsIr"p\u:s/
> Delight or pleasure...
> (Half these words end in -ós, stem -ir-, which is a productive ending
> something like English -ness... I think verb forms are more
> likely to be
> used for those.)